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Glycobiology. 1999 Oct;9(10):1045-51.

Mnt2p and Mnt3p of Saccharomyces cerevisiae are members of the Mnn1p family of alpha-1,3-mannosyltransferases responsible for adding the terminal mannose residues of O-linked oligosaccharides.

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McGill Cancer Centre, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Abstract

The genome of Saccharomyces cerevisiae contains five genes that encode type II transmembrane proteins with significant amino acid similarity to the alpha-1,3-mannosyltransferase Mnn1p. The roles of the three genes most closely related to MNN1 were examined in mutants carrying single and multiple combinations of the disrupted genes. Paper chromatographic analysis of [2-3H]mannose-labeled O-linked oligosaccharides released by beta-elimination showed that the MNT2 (YGL257c) and MNT3 (YIL014w) genes in combination with MNN1 have overlapping roles in the addition of the fourth and fifth alpha-1,3-linked mannose residues to form Man4 and Man5 oligosaccharides whereas MNT4 (YNR059w) does not appear to be required for O-glycan synthesis.

PMID:
10521541
DOI:
10.1093/glycob/9.10.1045
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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